Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the claim on Tuesday that the border “is secure,” even as roughly 4 million illegal immigrants have crossed since President Biden took office.
Mayorkas made the eyebrow-raising comments during an appearance at the Aspen Security Forum.
“Look, the border is secure,” he said. “We are working to make the border more secure. That has been a historic challenge.”
The Secretary’s comments might be something his failed disinformation board might have wanted to analyze a little further had they successfully implemented it.
“There is work to be done,” Mayorkas added before noting a secure border doesn’t necessarily imply a safe one.
One doesn’t need to look at statistics to understand the border is not secure as Mayorkas suggests, though it certainly helps illustrate how absurd the comment is.
You could simply look at the fact that in San Antonio, Texas last month, 53 illegal immigrants were found dead after being trapped in a tractor-trailer that human smugglers abandoned on a dirt road.
In that scenario, things were neither safe nor secure, as the rig was driven across the border and ultimately led to the deadliest human smuggling incident in modern U.S. history.
Or you could follow Fox’s Bill Melugin, who chronicles the daily reality of the border – often posting videos of hundreds of people illegally crossing the border at a time:
Quite obviously, there is nothing ‘secure’ to speak of.
In regards to the numbers, they are simply staggering. The southern border has seen more than 200,000 illegal immigrant encounters a month in the last three months.
In June, more than 207,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, making it the highest number of apprehensions for that month in DHS history.
For perspective, that is a 310% increase from the average number of June apprehensions during the Trump administration. In June of 2020, the total number of apprehensions was just a shade over 33,000.
Want some more fun statistics on those June numbers?
None of that seems safe – for the children, for those being smuggled, and for the American people – or secure.
Roughly 4,000,000 illegal immigrants have crossed the border since President Biden took office – a number that includes the nearly 3.2 million illegal immigrants apprehended by CBP and the nearly 800,000 ‘got aways‘ that various reports have noted escaped into the U.S. undetected.
One top Border Patrol union official estimates the ‘got away’ number to be as high as 1.2 million.
Perhaps the alternate reality Mayorkas resides in isn’t quite as extreme as that of White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who claimed after the deadly human smuggling tragedy in Texas, that the border isn’t just secure, it’s flat-out “closed.”
“The fact of the matter is the border is closed, which is in part why you see people trying to make this dangerous journey using smuggling networks,” she told reporters.
That isn’t a ‘fact’ at all.
The border is so closed, apparently, that the driver of that tractor trailer simply drove the sea of humanity he had in the cargo area through a border checkpoint where he was cleared to proceed.
It’s become customary for Biden administration officials to simply state the opposite of reality regarding any crisis their boss, the President, has thrust upon America since taking office.
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